Hundreds of Okada riders alongside hoodlums on Tuesday attacked officials of the Lagos State Task Force.
The violence happened at the Second Rainbow area on Apapa-Oshodi expressway in Lagos State.
This is coming after Lagos State Task Force officials seized dozens of motorcycles.
Movements were halted as Okada took over the busy road to protest.
The protest has extended to other locations on the Mile 2-Oshodi axis.
The Head of the Task Force Public Affairs Unit, Adebayo Taofiq, noted that they received several complaints about Okada operators using their bikes to rob.
A statement he signed confirmed that operatives went out for enforcement against those violating the ban on riding.
Taofiq said after 74 two-wheelers plying one-way and those on the highway were caught, the riders mobilised and attacked officers.
“They damaged beyond repair 2 of our vehicles with one of our trucks. A paramilitary officer attached to the agency (Ganiyu Mustspha) was wounded with broken bottles and cutlass because he mistakenly ran into the mob.”
He further stated that since the End SARS protest in the state, motorists and Okada riders cause traffic gridlock.
Taofiq added that during stakeholders meeting with their association, the leaders noted that Okada riders disobey laws are not their members.
“We must all join hands together to salvage the State from the hands of these notorious criminals who use Okada to perpetuate evil”, Taofiq added.
Watch video below:
Clash between LASG taskforce & okada riders. Burn fires & shootings is going on! Beware of that area.
around Festac, Amuwo Odofin, Coker to Mile 2 axis of Apapa/ Oshodi Expressway.
— Minat (@wasexy2020) November 17, 2020